Karin Alicia Pedemonte

Karin Alicia Pedemonte

Karin Alicia Pedemonte

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Learning & Memory, Alzheimer's disease, mice

Karin Pedemonte is a PhD Candidate at George Mason University. Her Master’s research examined the effects of soy in learning and memory in mice. She is currently researching the beneficial effects of young plasma transfusions on behavior, histology and immunochemistry in Alzheimer's disease mice. She has received two Bachelors, one in Mathematics and one in Psychology (both from Virginia Tech) as well as a Master’s in Public Health and a Master in Arts in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience (both from George Mason University).

Selected Publications

Neely, C. L. C., Pedemonte, K. A., Boggs, K. N., Flinn, J. M. (2019). Nest Building Behavior as an Early Indicator of Behavioral Deficits in Mice. JOVE. 

Pedemonte, K. A., Barkey, R. E., Flinn, J. M. (2019). Blockparty: The Effect of Connected Cages on Nesting Behavior in APP Alzheimer’s mice. Neuroscience 2019. 

Pedemonte, K. A., Hernandez, C. M., Flinn, J. M. (2018).  The Effects of Diet Manipulation on Learning, Memory and Anxiety. Neuroscience 2018.

Nur, N., Pedemonte, K. A., Flinn, J. M. (2016).  Invisible Women in Science. Neuroscience 2016.

Boggs, K. N., Pedemonte, K. A., Neely, C. L. C., Stravrou, S. A., Howell, S. N., Bozzelli, P. L., Flinn, J. M. (2015). Nest Building and Circadian Rhythm is Impaired in APOE4 Mice Compared to C57 Mice. Neuroscience 2015.

Courses Taught

PSYC 373: Biopsychology Lab

PSYC 372: Biopsychology 

PSYC 211: Developmental Psychology

PSYC 313: Child Development

PSYC 301: Research Methods


  • Doctoral candidate in Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Masters of Arts in Psychology from George Mason in 2018
  • Masters of Public Health from George Mason in 2013
  • Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2011
  • Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2011